Jewish communities of Poland participated today in celebrations marking the elevation of General Edward Rydz-Smigly, head of the Polish Legion, to the position of marshal. His name was changed to Smigly-Rydz. Special prayers were ordered in all synagogues throughout the country. Jewish leaders expressed hope that the new marshal would follow the late Marshal Pilsudski’s friendly attitude toward the Jews. The Polish Legion head has been mentioned little in regard to the Jewish question.
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